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  • Pardon any cross posting. I wanted to send this to the Embedded Librarian Caucus but I think it may be defunct. L Darra * * * Greetings! The African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus invites you to attend the March 25th at 3:00 p.m. (EST) webinar: On Being an Embedded Librarian with Lori Spradley, Carl Leak, and ...

  • The Ebling Library at the University of Wisconsin seeks a Health Science Librarian to act as the liaison to the School of Pharmacy as well as join the Public Services librarians and Service Desk Team. The successful candidate will also contribute to our growth areas of scholarly communication and research impact services. The perfect candidate will ...

  • Small bit of good news for pregnant moms, not so good for some other demographics: "... As for the mothers, 'Covid-19 seems not to be especially severe in pregnant women, at least based on the small number in this study,' the scientists wrote. That was somewhat surprising because pregnancy suppresses the immune system (so it doesn't attack the fetus); ...

  • Dear Colleagues, We are happy to announce registration is open for the Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation . The course is provided by Leiden University's Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in collaboration with the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. ...

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    Survey e-mailed today

    Leadership & Management Community and Biomedical & Life Sciences Community Colleagues: I am a member of the SLA Public Policy Advisory Council. You should have received an e-mail survey today titled "SLA Public Policy, Diversity, and Mentoring Survey."  To me, the questions are brief, and depending on how much you have to say in the open-ended questions, ...

  • LAC Group   is seeking a  Biomedical Librarian  to provide expert consulting on special projects including research studies, digital library initiatives, outreach and collaboration. The selected candidate will support a range of initiatives toward advancing the library mission to serve its constituents. This is a consulting position, hours and site ...

  • This summer, Cornell University Library will be hosting two unique training sessions with opportunities for you to hone your systematic review and evidence synthesis skills. Please save the date!   Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Beyond the Health Sciences: A Training for Librarians (August 5-6, 2020) Enhance your database searching ...

  • Reporting to the Medical Center Library Director, this Librarian serves as part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners to meet the needs of the six health professional Colleges, which includes medicine, dentistry, health sciences, pharmacy, nursing, and public health. This position will provide innovative services to a range of ...

  • The University of Kentucky Libraries are looking for an Assessment and Organizational Effectiveness Librarian to develop, implement, and lead a comprehensive assessment program. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assessment and Organizational Effectiveness Librarian will identify key methods, techniques, benchmarks, and metrics for determining ...

  • I'm interested in learning your opinions about subscription tiers based on type of institution (a la Ringgold) vs tiers bases on FTEs.  I'm asking on behalf of a large society-published journal.  Specific examples of journals with tiers that you especially like would be appreciated. Thank you in advance! Barbara ------------------------------ Barbara ...

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  • Register Now for SLA Kentucky Spring Tour and Business Meeting

    Kentucky Chapter's next meeting will be held Friday, April 17, 2020 at the Kentucky Talking Book Library.

    The deadline to register is Monday April 6, 2020.

    Since there is no charge to reserve the room and tour, there will be no charge to attend the meeting. The only expense is if you choose to attend lunch. You may view the lunch menu here: https://serafinifrankfort.com/menu/lunch/.

    After the tour and meeting, attendees are invited to attend a dutch-treat lunch at Serafini which is located three miles from the KY Talking Book Library at: 243 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601.

  • President's Message

    Hello New Jersey

    Kicking off the new year!

    Happy 2020! I’m Angela Pagliaro, your community president for this year, and I am looking forward to leading and growing our community for the next 12 months. I’d love to get to know as many members as possible during this time, whether it’s working with you virtually or seeing you at one of our events.

    You may have noticed that I referred to our unit as a ‘community’ and not a ‘chapter’. This is just one of the sweeping changes that the international association is making to the SLA brand and structure. This set of changes is intended to appropriately scale our association, while reducing the administrative burden of unit leaders. By moving away from these administrative responsibilities, our community can spend more time focusing on networking events, professional programs, and finding ways to support the professional development of our community members. So, in that spirit, please be sure to save the date for our New Jersey 85th Anniversary Celebration, the evening of Tuesday April 28th at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick!

    One of the biggest changes that we will experience is a centralized, association-wide budget, no longer divided by unit. This change is concurrent with a reduction in required board positions- specifically, that of treasurer. However, communities still have the freedom to operate with additional board positions as they see fit; and therefore New Jersey will still operate with our treasurer (Anya Bartelmann).

    The volunteers that will make up this year’s New Jersey leadership are:

    • Vice President/President- Elect: Linda Salvesen
    • Treasurer: Anya Bartelmann
    • Secretary: Emma C. Moore
    • Past President: Janet Cooper Weiss

    Kathy Taggart will continue to serve as our Director of Communications, and Jeanne Mauriello will continue to serve as our Webmaster. Committee work will also continue; Nick Consales will lead our membership committee, Tami Marshall is our employment chair, and Louise Deis remains our archivist; if you are interested in helping out or learning more, please get in touch.

    While more detailed changes will continue to unfold, my goal as New Jersey president is to continue finding new ways to serve our members. Programming, professional development, and networking opportunities will remain important priorities. If you are interested in getting involved in our community, please let me know and I can connect you!

    New Jersey is a small state, but we boast a healthy membership, and it is our members and volunteers that have made, and will continue to make, our community strong.

    Thank you all and hope to see you soon! -Angela

  • NJSLA Annual Conference Award 2020

    Submission materials are due by March 1, 2020 and sent to:  goldsmithmaxine69@gmail.com.

    Awards of NJSLA

    Rosemary Allen Little Award
    Frank H. Spaulding Award

    Each year alternating between the Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be awarded to help defray travel expenses to the Annual SLA Conference.

    These awards were created to honor two individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special libraries: Rosemary Allen Little and Frank H. Spaulding.


    Resident of New Jersey or employed in New Jersey or attending graduate school in New Jersey
    Employment for no more than 5 years in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace or seeking employment in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace
    Master’s degree in library or information sciences from an ALA accredited graduate school including online enrollment or enrollment in such a program which could be online.

    Submission Requirements

    Current resume including up-to-date contact information.

    Concise paragraph to include the following:

    Why you want to attend the SLA Annual Conference.
    How you will apply conference take-aways to membership and subsequent leadership roles in NJSLA.

    Members of the Awards Committee may contact applicant to obtain further information.  Any questions may be sent to the above email address.

    Grantee Expectations

    The grantee is expected to join the NJSLA chapter for 2020 and to volunteer for a chapter committee for a minimum of one calendar year.

    Receipt of this award is contingent upon the grantee’s submission of proof of registration for the June 2020 Conference.

    NJSLA Annual Conference Award